Voted Best Non-Profit of the Brazos Valley 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011.
Posted on 10/25/2012
For their commitment to provide comprehensive, quality end-of-life care Hospice Brazos Valley is the 2011 Reader’s Choice winner for “Best Non Profit Organization.”
Hospice Brazos Valley has provided comfort to residents in central Texas, since 1989. The organization has established a rich history of service, dedicated to specialized care which enhances the quality of life for patients with a terminal illness by preventing and alleviating pain and suffering.
According to Craig Borchardt, President and CEO, “we believe our patients value the treatment of the whole person – body, mind and spirit. Everyone involved in our mission values a plan for delivering care that is dedicated to achieving quality of life as defined by our patients.”
Hospice Brazos Valley’s dream of bringing an inpatient facility to our community is becoming a reality. Remodeling has begun on the facility that will allow care to be provided for patients, who are appropriate for inpatient care in a home-like atmosphere designed, staffed and specifically equipped for complex end-of-life needs. This environment will ensure the highest level of comfort and care for patients with pain and symptom issues too complex to address in a home setting.
The care at Hospice Brazos Valley centers on the patient’s ability to live life to the fullest. Each member of the palliative care team embodies a role important in hospice care. Doctors and nurses support dignity at every stage of life. Care aides and social workers compassionately respect each person in our care, and encourage patient and family participation in planning and decision making. Chaplains and bereavement counselors are available to the patient and family to promote emotional and spiritual well being and aid in the grief and loss of a loved one. Volunteers provide companionship and valuable assistance to patient and caregivers. Borchardt said this team approach fosters the highest quality of care and enhances services for the patient and family.
Hospice care is funded by Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance plans. As a non-profit organization, Hospice Brazos Valley also receives financial support from the community, allowing Hospice Brazos Valley to offer a greater level of care as well as extend care to those who have no financial resources.
“We are honored to be recognized for the Reader’s Choice award,” Borchardt said. “Such recognition is indicative of the support we have received from the community for over two decades. As an expression of our sincere appreciation to all those in the communities we serve, everyone at Hospice Brazos Valley remains dedicated to providing the best care possible for our patients and their families.”